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Accuracy vs. Precision

The words accuracy and precision are tossed around a lot in the CAD, mapping and engineering fields, and they are often thought of as having the same meaning. It is important to know the difference, and it’s even more important to verify whether data you are getting from someone else is accurate, precise, or both, […]

Saving Time With The Fillet Command

Did you know that you can use any of the standard AutoCAD selection options when selecting objects during the FILLET command? Although AutoCAD does not automatically let you select objects by using the Window and Crossing Window selection sets as it does in other commands. You can still use any AutoCAD graphical selection technique if […]

Recover Lost Toolbars

This is something that has happened to all of us.  You drag a toolbar over to the edge of your screen with the intention of docking it and instead it disappears.  It seems as though your toolbar has fallen off the edge of the earth, or at least the edge of your monitor, and you […]

A Bhatch Of Improvements

The BHATCH (Boundary Hatch) command has undergone several improvements in AutoCAD 2005 that you may not be aware of.  These changes don’t get the press and the space in most reviews that some of the higher profile features like Sheet Sets, Tables, and Fields, but they can still save you significant amounts of time.  Most […]